THOSE WHO FOLLOW
It is God's will we must seek, not our own; his plan we must strive to follow, not our own.
Are we spiritually dull and slow to hear God's voice? The prophet remind us that God's kingdom is open to those who are teachable and receptive to his word. Jesus' parable about disappointed playmates challenge us to examine weather we are selective to only hear what we want to hear. The children in Jesus' parable react with dismay because they cannot get anyone to join in their musical medley. Are we truly in tune with the message of the kingdom or reign of God? Jesus' message of the kingdom of God is good news and it produces true joy and spiritual freedom for those who will listen; but it is also a warning for those who refuse to listen. Why did the message of John the Baptist and the message of Jesus meet with deaf ears and with stiff resistance?
It is God's will we must seek, not our own; his plan we must strive to follow, not our own. We need to be humble and growing in God's spirit in his Church.
Points to Pray and Ponder: Our answer is in our Responsorial Psalm that we acclaimed: those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life. This light is like a tree planted near running water, that yields its fruit in due season, and whose leaves never fade (Ps 1:3). We need security in an insecure world, which is Your will and Your love and Your presence, is our security